The dynamics of interconnections in popular culture(s) /

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Imprint:Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Subject:Popular culture -- Study and teaching.
Society & culture: general.
Cultural studies.
Media studies.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Popular culture -- Study and teaching.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Browne, Ray B. (Ray Broadus), 1922-2009, editor.
Urish, Ben, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:The Dynamics of Interconnections in Popular Culture(s) is an eclectic and free-ranging collection of articles grounded in a combination of the social sciences with the populist humanities. The collection is further unified by an approach that considers changes and linkages within and between cultural systems as evidenced through their respective popular cultures. The key underlying assumption is that our collective popular expressions create an arena of global cultural exchange, further preci ...
Other form:Print version: Dynamics of interconnections in popular culture(s) 9781443850315
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword; preface; introduction; interconnections; cultural anthropology's dictum; the usable past and the usable presentin steven spielberg presents animaniacs; history, heritage and the museologicalfunction of sports bars; on the linkages between sociologyand popular culture; linkages between economicsand popular culture; dynamics; 'they got to go'; we are all cylons; frommail order and picture brides, lonely hearts and social clubs, to eharmony, 'just lunch', speed datingand coffee mating; the 'nature' of frontiers; don'tworry about the government.
  • Aprison for others-aburden to one's selfamerican/japanese developingrelationship through popular culture; conflicting currents between chineseand american trade cultures; projecting national identitiesthrough cultural diplomacy; political performance, celebrityculture and mass-mediated'democracy' in america; contributors; appendix; index.